"Instant scalping… but dragons had no hair… pepper breath… that would probably increase a dragon's firepower… horn tongue… just what he needed, to give it an extra weapon…"
— Harry Potter scans Basic Hexes for the Busy and Vexed for defence against a dragon[src]

Pepper Breath[2] (incantation unknown) was a hex that gave the target fiery hot breath.[1]


This hex was popular among Hogwarts students in the 1980s, who often used it in the Duelling Club against their opponents.[2]

In 1994, Harry Potter saw this hex in Basic Hexes for the Busy and Vexed while researching spells to use during the Triwizard Tournament and decided not to use it against the dragon he would face in the First Task.[1]

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